Data center operators cannot economically scale their server-based networking using traditional software-based virtual switches, especially if their virtualized applications must perform at throughputs of 10Gb/s and higher.
Software-defined and open source networking is evolving at a rapid pace. But innovation stops the moment data center operators look to inflexible networking hardware for performance and scale.
Implementing server-based networking in x86 architectures and software is a double whammy: It increases costs as too many CPU cores are consumed, and lowers performance as applications are starved for resources.
Agilio server adapters are 100% feature-compliant with standard server networking, allowing for transparent offloads into hardware and preserving standard configuration and automation tools such as OpenStack.
Netronome’s Agilio CX family of server adapters is priced competitively and work in standard 1RU x86 servers, and operate within the power and form factor requirements of such servers.
Agilio server adapters deliver up to 5X higher throughput while reducing CPU requirements by more than 80%, helping cloud applications perform faster and more securely.
The only product that transparently offloads the entire Open vSwitch (OVS) datapath, preserving the use of a growing set of OVS-based standard configuration and automation tools such as OpenStack and automation tools, in virtualized, non-virtualized and bare metal server environments.
The only product that transparently offloads the entire Open vSwitch (OVS) datapath to implement server-based networking applications, delivering line rate 40Gb/s throughput at 128 byte packets while consuming only one Xeon CPU core found in modern data center 1RU COTS servers. The nearest competitor delivers about 5Gbps while consuming more than ten Xeon CPU cores.
The only product that has the capability to evolve rapidly (without a silicon spin) to support and transparently offload open source networking innovations in the Linux, OVS, Contrail and OpenStack communities.